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Pietro Pellegri: Monaco

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Pietro Pellegri: Monaco

Pietro Pellegri scored his first Monaco purpose in opposition to Bordeaux in August

Each week the BBC Soccer Every day Euro Leagues podcast panel will choose a promising teen to give attention to. This week our topic is…

Pietro Pellegri

He was billed because the “subsequent Lionel Messi” by his boyhood membership’s proprietor when nonetheless a schoolboy, broke information in his debut season in Serie A and has since earned a big-money transfer to Monaco.

Pietro Pellegri, 17, is one among Europe’s brightest younger skills.

The Italian striker got here by way of the ranks at Genoa and made his debut in December 2016, changing into the joint-youngest participant in Serie A historical past at 15 years and 280 days.

He scored his first purpose for Genoa the next Could in his first begin for the membership – away at a sold-out Stadio Olimpico in opposition to Roma in Francesco Totti’s farewell game – and in doing so turned the primary Serie A goalscorer born in 2001.

In September 2017, he netted a double in opposition to Lazio, making him the youngest participant to attain twice in an Italian top-flight match, and his father Marco, the membership’s assistant supervisor, cried within the dugout.

Manchester United, Inter Milan and AC Milan have been all linked with Pellegri, however he joined French club Monaco in January 2018 for a reported £17.1m